Girl with a Pearl Earring

It's part coming-of-age, part feminine awakening.

Finding “Ichy” – Mary Anning and the great Ichtyosaurus

A perfect read for anyone who wants to appreciate a woman's footprint in history, is interested in paleontology and fossils, or just wants a damn good read, Remarkable Creatures is it. I can find no fault in the book. From the beautiful rendition of a period piece, to the conversations, the interweaving of history, to the friendship between Mary and Elizabeth, it's a perfectly written novel.

Her Royal Spyness: Cozy murder mystery

Her Royal Spyness is the first book in the Royal Spyness series. Georgie is 34th in line to the English throne, and penniless. Her half brother and his wife have "economized" and stopped her allowance, so Georgie goes to London to find a job.

There, she meets with the queen, who gives her a job: spy.